[Coral-List] research assistant position
pbarber at bu.edu
Mon Sep 29 11:53:58 EDT 2003
I anticipate an opening for a research assistant to work in an
evolutionary genetics laboratory. Below is a tentative description of
this position. Please pass this announcement to any that may be
interested. Full details will be available upon formal approval of
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Barber
Location: Boston University Marine Program, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
A Research Assistant position is available in a laboratory that uses
molecular genetic techniques to investigate evolutionary process in
marine environments. Duties will primarily consist of routine
molecular genetic techniques (including, but not limited to, DNA
extraction, PCR, Cloning, and DNA sequencing) and data analysis (e.g.
sequence alignment, phylogenetic and population genetic analysis).
Some general lab maintenance (e.g. ordering, collection management)
and library research will also be expected.
Preference will be given to candidates who have previous molecular
genetic experience and who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing
scientific research. Further preference will be given to candidates
who are interested in becoming intellectually as well as technically
involved in the research
Bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics,
Organismal Biology or related field. Basic computer skills including
word processing (Microsoft Word) spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), and
graphics (Photoshop and Illustrator). Knowledge of phylogenetic
software a plus. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks,
work on multiple assignments with overlapping timelines, and meet
schedules and timelines.
Knowledge of basic research methods.
Contact: Please a letter explaining how this position fits into your
professional goals, a Cirriculum Vitae, and names and addresses of
Applicants can contact Paul Barber at: pbarber at bu.edu. Further
information on the laboratory and it's activities can be found at:
Dr. Paul H. Barber
Boston University Marine Program
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
pbarber at bu.edu
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